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H2Korea Proposes Forming Korea-Australia Hydrogen Cooperation Working Group
Stepping up Cooperation in Hydrogen
H2Korea Proposes Forming Korea-Australia Hydrogen Cooperation Working Group
  • By Jung Suk-yee
  • November 14, 2019, 13:19
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Moon Jae-do (left), chairman of H2KOREA and Fiona Simon, CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council sign an MOU during the 29th Korea-Australia Energy Resources Cooperation Committee meeting in Canberra, Australia.

H2KOREA, a private-government body launched to promote hydrogen convergence alliance, will step up hydrogen cooperation with Australia.

H2KOREA chairman Moon Jae-do and Fiona Simon, CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council, announced on Nov. 12 that Korea and Australia have signed an agreement on mutual hydrogen cooperation in the 29th Korea-Australia Energy Resources Cooperation Committee meeting.

“Korea and Australia should promote cooperation between the two countries in the entire value chain from production to the storage and utilization of hydrogen,” Moon emphasized in his keynote speech.

The agreement is a follow-up to a letter of intent (LOI) on hydrogen cooperation between Korea and Australia signed between Chung Seung-il, Korean vice minister of trade, industry and energy, and Matthnew Canavan, minister for resources and Northern Australia. The pact aims to develop detailed cooperation measures and put them into practice at the private level.

Through this agreement, the two organizations will actively devise measures to run and support a working group for mutual exchanges and cooperation for the development of the hydrogen industry, and expand information and technology exchanges through regular meetings and seminars with the participation of hydrogen experts.

“We also discussed ways to cooperate with infrastructure firm Macquarie and energy company Woodside,” an H2KOREA official said.